Sydney will be the last Test match between Australia and South Africa
The hosts have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series
Australia will play 4 test match series on India tour in February
new Delhi. The last match of the 3 Test series between Australia and South Africa will be played in Sydney from January 4. The hosts have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. Before the start of the third match, former Australia veteran captain Mark Taylor has advised his team that they should play the Sydney Test as a preparation for the tour of India.
Taylor said that the team led by Pat Cummins should take the field with 5 bowlers in the third test. Talking to Wide World of Sports, the former captain said, there is a chance to try some things in Sydney. I know people say you shouldn’t try new things in Test matches, but with Cameron Green not playing, I would really like to see Alex Carey bat at number six. Taylor said, the Australian team can dominate the match with 5 bowlers. He can depend on the top 5 batsmen to put up big scores. Apart from this, there will also be Alex Carey, who has scored a lot of runs in Test matches.
‘Attack with the ball first, then score runs’
Mark Taylor said that there should be enough bowlers in the team to take 20 wickets in the match. South Africa’s batting is weak at the moment. In the four innings of the first two Test matches held in Gabba and Melbourne, the visiting team’s batsmen could not score big. That’s why I would like the Australian team to attack with the ball first and then score a lot of runs through the top five batsmen.
Ashton Agar and Renshaw included in the team
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc and all-rounder Cameron Green were injured in the Melbourne Test. In his place in the Sydney Test, Matthew Renshaw and Ashton Agar have been included in the team. In the series against South Africa, along with the host team’s batter, the bowlers have performed well. In the first Test, on the fast and bouncy pitch of Gaba, the Kangaroos defeated South Africa in just 2 days and won by 6 wickets. In the second match played at MCG, Australia won by an innings and 182 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 01, 2023, 19:16 IST